Tag Archive: Microplastics

Microplastics Awareness Month

For almost 40 years, the Ocean Conservancy has held the International Coastal Cleanup in September. Across the planet hundreds of thousands of volunteers clean marine debris from their shorelines.  The data collected is used by local agencies to manage this problem; such as discontinuing the use of pull tops from aluminum cans.  In the last …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/09/27/microplastics-awareness-month/

September is Microplastics Awareness Month

Going along with the International Coastal Clean Up, UF/IFAS Extension will be promoting September as Microplastics Awareness month. The most common form of microplastic are fibers.Photo: UF IFAS St. johns County If you have not heard, microplastics are small pieces of plastic < 5mm in diameter. Some are fragments from larger pieces of plastic that …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://franklin.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2016/09/08/september-is-microplastics-awareness-month/